Re: Tib/Fib fracture

I too suffered from a spiral tib/fib break on Sept 18. Had a rod inserted thru tib with screws to keep things alighned. No cast. On crutches for 3 months exactly, then off. Now doing 3 x weekly therapy. I personally think the cast inhibits healing and my doc never said it wasn't necessary since I did the surgery. I never could do weight bearing the first 3 months but I was able to rotate the ankle/foot, leg and move it anyway I could to keep my range of motion from freezing up. I do suffer from tendonitis today after too much activity over the weekend but expect that to go away soon. I do limp a bit sometimes but am told things will improve over next several months. I swam during the first couple of months. but never put any weight on leg. I think that helped keep range of motion intact as well. My leg deffinately got weaker as the other got stronger but am working on that now.

Posted By RZ on January 14, 2008 at 18:42:12:

In Reply to: Tib/Fib fracture posted by Jeff on December 31, 2007 at 10:22:38:

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